After the conclusion of the World Championships next week in Budapest, Hungary, the two biggest global swimming events will be for younger swimmers. Specifically, the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, and the World University Games in Taipei.
Taipei, thus far, has gone the most all-out for the Universiade, which kicks off competition on August 18th. The swimming portion will run from August 20th-27th, but pools are already popping up around the city.
In a promotion of the event, the city has turned the grounds of subway cars into running tracks, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and swimming pools.
The cars come across incredibly realistically in pictures – as seen below. Rather than just putting flat painted images, they’ve gone so far as to capture the texture of the various playing surfaces as well.
Taipei built over 70 new venues for the multi-sport event that is expected to draw 10,000 of the best student-athletes from over 150 countries.
For a peak inside the real swimming venue, click here. Swimming will be held at the 5,252 seat National Taiwan Sports University Arena, while diving will be at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Shih-hsin Hall .